From ‘On the Road’ to ‘On da Block’! Back to SA & head down, butt up doing a cleanup of Da Block.
Water tanks full, grass long, weeds even longer!! 😦 But after some full on days we have it under control. The green is starting to tinge brown now coming into Summer. We’ve had hot days already, total fire ban days, then back to the temperatures I prefer….and on goes the fireplace!!
So for now just a few pics of Da Block. Did take ourselves out to a local cafe in Clare called Zest Cafe! Had breaky there and it was beautiful, highly recommended. And dog friendly which is important to us as Jeda goes where we go!!
Live or Die Rock Garden, before & after weeding
Looks a bit better now
Early morning..somewhere is the driveway
Jeda wondering why the grass is so long
Jeda getting to know the sheep & alpacas again
Sun setting over newly mown block
Breaky at Zest Cafe in Clare
Yes, we must be crazy!! Who in their right mind would voluntarily stay in this cold country through winter?? Really!!? Yep, that would be us! 😛
We are into Week 7 of our work here in Mintaro….I reckon the days are wetter, windier and colder than we ever experienced in all our days on the road. A local recently told us “wait till the winds come”…Newsflash: they’re here!!!
Anyway, we are progressing slowly with this reno. The sanding down & oiling of every door, screen door, window, sill is taking a long time. We have both learnt at least one thing: NO wood framed doors/windows in any future abode! The kitchen is in along with dishwasher plumbed in by B, the fiddly bits n’ pieces are done throughout, now the big job of laying a slab for foundation of extension & moving some doors….when the rain & wind stops, that is!!
I managed to get B to have a morning off and we drove to the nearby Saddleworth Country Marketplace. The weather was shocking (really??!) but the market went on. I purchased a lovely platter made from wine barrels by a couple from the Barossa – perfectly useless when you live in a caravan, but whatever. We also enjoyed a lovely morning tea put on by the local CWA. Good value hand made goods and friendly local people. What else would you rather do on a cold, wet & windy winters day?
The forecast for the next couple of days is partly cloudy with little to no rain! Yep, heard that before!!! 🙂
Panorama of sunrise over the hill
Brains not brawn! Borrowed a friends ute & crane to unload wood heater
Sunrise on a crisp morning
Poor Ford frosted up on crispy morning
Jeda’s toy kong felt the frost too
Whipped up a batch of scones for a treat!
NB: I edited this pic to have a sun glint (NO SUN for weeks!!)
CWA smoko @ Saddleworth Country Marketplace
I hate selfies, but check out how windy it is! Even blowing my sunnies off!
Rare pic of me working…too cold outside so setup in front of fireplace
Do you think this fencepost is going to get away???
Jeda flat out in front of fireplace